Monday May 12, 2008
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Don't look for Michelle Wie at this
year's Ginn Tribute hosted by Annika Sorenstam. A tournament spokesman says Wie was not given an exemption into the event as she was a year ago. That's when Wie, citing a wrist injury, withdrew after 16 holes of her opening round.
Wie said she left because of her wrist and not because she was
two-shots shy of the LPGA Tour's "88" rule. That would have
banned her from further tour exemptions until the following season
for shooting an 88 or higher.
Wie, however, was seen practicing at the LPGA Tour's next stop.
This year, tournament exemptions went to LPGA rookie Ashleigh
Simon from South Africa and Duke golfer Alison Whitaker. The tournament takes place at RiverTowne Country Club from May
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